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Sister Dorothy Brogan celebrates 50 years as Sister of Bon Secours

COLUMBIA — Sister Dorothy Brogan, chaplain for St. Francis HomeCare, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Sister of Bon Secours this year. Sister Brogan entered the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1952 after volunteering with sisters at a local hospital and visiting with the Sisters of Bon Secours at a home for […]

With 60 years of ministry Father Theodore Cilwick reflects on the priesthood

CHARLESTON — When Father Theodore T. Cilwick came to Charleston from New York City, there were more Catholics in his Bronx parish than there were in all of South Carolina. The Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh was Bishop of Charleston and masses were celebrated in Latin. The Second Vatican Council was twenty years in the […]

Commencement day

Bishop England High School, Charleston, and Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, recently held commencement ceremonies. Msgr. Robert Kelly, chaplain at Bishop England, sent a graduation message to the seniors, as he was unable to attend. Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, vicar general, gave the commencement address at Cardinal Newman. Bishop England’s graduation was held June 6. Here […]

Four men ordained to the priesthood

CHARLESTON — What was already a cause for celebration for Catholics throughout the state became more meaningful when four men were ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Charleston June 7. After the last two years turned out one precious priest each, four priests will be well-received by the faithful and their brother priests […]

Hottinger’s religious, political studies resulted in a spiritual awakening

GREENVILLE—For someone only a nod away from the pinnacle in the realm of national politics, working in Greenville would seem a step in the opposite direction. Not for David Tiede Hottinger. Hottinger is an assistant to Father Jay Scott Newman, pastor at St. Mary Church, and he covered a lot of ground to get there. […]

Mission seeks to heal a wounded world

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Renowned artist and educator, Sister Mary Southard, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondolet, led a three-day mission June 1 to 4 on ecology and spirituality at St. Francis by the Sea Church recently. During the mission, Sister Southard told nearly 130 participants from around the Lowcountry that she learned how […]

St. Michael students get noticed thanks to turtle-saving project

GARDEN CITY — Three teens from St. Michael School are striking a tough environmental pose to protect endangered turtles, a move which could win them a $36,000 U.S. Savings Bond in the Christopher Columbus Award’s National Championship June 20-26. Alex Musgrove, Christian Mateo and Alex Stead are focused on protecting endangered sea turtles and baby […]

Tebalt moves a step closer to the priesthood

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, May 26, Tim Tebalt, a native of Florence, moved closer to his ultimate goal, the priesthood, by his being ordained to the transitional diaconate at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington, where he will carry out his first assignment as deacon. “Relish and enjoy this special time of diaconal service the church […]

Catholic Charities Mother’s Day Appeal

As our economy continues to languish, as more Americans find themselves unemployed, and as we are all concerned with our own financial security, the poor need us more than ever. The truth is that Catholic Charities needs your help and support throughout the year. However, it is a long-standing tradition in the Diocese of Charleston […]

Citadel cadet Carrie Graves marches to the beat of her own drum

CHARLESTON — At 4 foot 11 inches (and three quarters), Carrie Graves stands out in a crowd. She is distinctive because this diminutive cadet is a sophomore at The Citadel and an active Catholic. She is also in a place where females are a minority, Catholics a surprising yet silent majority, and spirituality often takes […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate